Since President Trump’s comments about Charlottesville, saying there is “blame on many sides,” a steady flow of CEOs, charities, and others are fleeing their connections with Trump. Many people have become quickly incensed at his comments that there were “very fine people on both sides.” Trump’s Manufacturing Council, and Strategy and Policy Forum had so many executives resign that he had no choice but to end both of them. Trump tweeted:
‘For every CEO that drops out of the Manufacturing Council, I have many to take their place. Grandstanders should not have gone on. JOBS!’
Ravin Gandhi, CEO of Chicago-based GMM Nonstick Coating, who had previously supported some of the president’s financial initiatives, denounced his support for Trump with stern comments:
‘After Charlottesville and its aftermath, I will not defend Trump even if the Dow hits 50,000, unemployment goes to 1 percent, and GDP grows by 7 percent. Some issues transcend economics’
Several charities have already jumped ship as well, and now another one has announced they are also bidding Trump farewell. United Way of Monmouth and Ocean Counties is pulling a fundraiser from The Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey. The organization shared these comments via Facebook, and MSNBC’s Kyle Griffin broke the news on Twitter:
‘We strongly reject the divisive worldview of groups like the white nationalists and neo-Nazis that incited the violence in Charlottesville, VA. Based on recent events, we have decided to relocate our upcoming event from Trump National Golf Club to a new venue which will be announced shortly.’
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) August 21, 2017
Many people tweeted back their full support for United Way’s decision.
Americans Will Never Support Charities That Support White Supremacist KKK NRA ALT RIGHT FREAK SHOW….. Boycotting Ever Time
— Linda Kennedy (@Bulldawg2482) August 21, 2017
How many is left? It was like 5. Haha, good. I hope it has to close down cause he can't keep up with the rent.
— Cloud Strife (@hsojlightfoot) August 21, 2017
The secret service expenses are all he has going in Bedminster. That's why he's there so much
— colorado kid (@YesMrGilbert) August 21, 2017
Twitter and FB are helping the cause. #KeepUpThePressure
— Patrice In MI (@PattiMShep) August 21, 2017
He's gonna have to resign so he can save his businesses.
— Dr. Faith Dunster? (@THP1640) August 21, 2017
You would have thought him mocking the disabled might have been a breaking point for them ?
— Cling 2 Reality (@Cling2Reality) August 21, 2017
Yes!! Grab him by the…bottom line! pic.twitter.com/IwOubWAxJo
— Joi Jackson Perle (@joijaxx) August 21, 2017
— Madame Curie (@madame8curie) August 21, 2017
How quickly his name has lost al value
— Bruce Gionet (@brugionyc) August 21, 2017
Trump was at his golf club in Bedminster on August 12, when the “Unite The Right” rally took place. Trump was on a three-week “working vacation” when a car plowed through counter-protesters at the rally killing 32 year-old Heather Heyer and injuring 19 others.
United Way ended their post by saying:
‘We thank all of our supporters who stand with us to embrace ideas that unify us and make us stronger. To live better, we must Live United.’
Well, Trump, what goes around comes around. Thank you, United Way for adding your name to the long and growing list of those standing up to say “No More!”
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